As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

March 30, 2016 4:21 AM

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As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

Apple got more than it bargained for in its stand against government snooping. With the FBI keeping mum on methods used to extract data from an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, Apple must patch a security hole it knows nothing about, a task one report suggests is made more difficult by a recent reorganization of its security team.

Citing current and former Apple employees, The New York Times reports the company's security operation has been in a state of transition since late last year. Directly applicable to the Department of Justice case, Dallas DeAtley, one of a handful of managers with experience in handling government re...

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